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It's me again with the questions. Regarding waders. I take it they are a must for fly fishing. Many advertise "insulated, boot-foot, or stocking foot". I realize the water in Colorado is slightly colder than the water here in Florida so I just want to have the right stuff.

I'm bringing two diablo kayaks with me, but I just read about float tubes. Do I need to wait on these until I'm competent at fly casting?
 

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Most people prefer breathable, stocking-foot, waders. You can adjust layers underneath them according to the conditions you are fishing in. The seperate wading boots are more comfortable and lighter that the built in boots.

I have a pair of neoprene waders that I use specifically for when I am in the float-tube in colder water, but the breathables are much more versitle, and way more comfortable.

Casting in a float tube is a little tricky, but only because you are closer to the water. That said, I don't ever try to make crazy long casts from the tube.

Hope this helps......I am still low on caffeine this morning.
 

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If you don't cast well and you're in a tube or a toon..Not a big deal. Just get it out a bit and fin yourself away. As far as waders go..How often are you planning on using them? If you're really going to get into fly fishing..river fishing...breathable with wading boots are hard to beat as Jason mentioned. If it's just now and then neoprene is much cheaper..but hot as heck in the summer time.
 

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Cept your ear...lol
 

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Some lakes, mostly those under water co. control, have no skin contact rules. Good idea to have waders for those situations. Heat of the summer...shorts, although that can get nippy sitting in a tube for hours.
 

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Most people prefer breathable, stocking-foot, waders. You can adjust layers underneath them according to the conditions you are fishing in. The seperate wading boots are more comfortable and lighter that the built in boots.

I have a pair of neoprene waders that I use specifically for when I am in the float-tube in colder water, but the breathables are much more versitle, and way more comfortable.

Casting in a float tube is a little tricky, but only because you are closer to the water. That said, I don't ever try to make crazy long casts from the tube.

Hope this helps......I am still low on caffeine this morning.
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They're only a must because a lot of time is spent in the water - you don't just stand on the bank, because you need to get closer to the fish. If it's warm enough, you can wade out, and being in waders doesn't let you wade farther out, just be more comfortable doing it.
 

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Dude, those diablo yaks look sweet. A float tube is a downgrade from that. Only reason you'd want a tube over one of your yaks is if you are planning on fishing water that is not near the parking lot or you don't have a vehicle that can transport the yaks (and I have a hunch we can eliminate the latter.)
 

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We still have winter clearance items on sale.
2013 Simms Waders - 50% Off tomorrow
All remaining Oakley Sunglasses 50% Off
2013 Fall Clearance Items 30%-80% OFF
(quantities limited, sales final)

Angler's Covey in Colorado Springs. Regular price $349.99, sale price $174.50. Hater.
 
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